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Read the original print at Wood Business As those in the forestry sector know well, truck driving is not for the faint of heart. It is a potentially very dangerous occupation with many risks to manage, especially in B.C.’s mountainous terrain. That’s why industry groups in that province are doing more than ever to make sure workers are...
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced today that it will invest $16.8 million in northern New Brunswick, creating 45 new jobs and 9 construction-related jobs. The investments are being made in the forests JDI owns in NB as well as in upgrades to its sawmills in St. Leonard and Kedgwick. As a result of the new Crown forest policy, JDI is making a $...
The Government of British Columbia is investing $6.1 million to build new markets around the world for B.C. wood products, including priority markets in China, Japan, India, and South Korea. "Partnering with industry to expand and open markets in Asia is a major priority for our government. And it is a good deal for taxpayers as every...

Guest Columns

Ensuring dependable access to migrant and seasonal guestworkers for treeplanting and other forest management tasks is a...
The clock is ticking on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop a workable carbon accounting...
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-Michigan) much-awaited Tax Reform Act of 2014,...
Last week House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp introduced his long-awaited draft tax reform...
This month, we’ll focus on the “E” of the HHELP 5 step felling process. “E” stands for...

Industry News

A recent Truckload Carriers Association meeting focused on drawing more people into truck driving as a profession and, understandably, found U.S. military veterans to be a likely source of motivated...
The Forest Climate Working Group, a coalition of 19 advocacy organizations, submitted six recommendations to the Obama Administration’s Climate Change Initiative, advocating a leading role for...
“There are certain critics, and I’ll leave it at that, who are opposed to timber harvest, and so some of them seize on the opportunity to advance that view in the context of the emotional...
On October 25th, 2013, the Red Rock Ranger District was informed by representatives of the canyoneering community of an incident in a remote side canyon to Oak Creek. Investigators determined that a...
Alberta invests in projects to protect communities from wildfire Budget 2014 allocates $31 million in 2014-15 and a total of $115 million over the next three years as part of a long-term commitment...
The U.S. Forest Service is responding to the 90-day finding by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a petition to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered, as outlined in the...

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Forest Photos

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Western Montana’s Salish-Kootenai tribe manages its fine forest for timber revenue and wildlife habitat. The tribe’s forestry department is one of the finest in the country, as is evidenced by this thinning in a western larch stand southwest of Ronan. Indian forestry is widely admired by those who are familiar with it – in part because it does an excellent job of balancing tribal revenue needs against tribal spiritual values.